The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo will presided over the
pass-over of 85 Intermediate Life Support (ILS) officers which are to be deployed to
beef-up the emergency personnel complement in all 10 districts namely; Amajuba, Ethekwini, Ilembe, Sisonke, Ugu, Umgungundlovu, Umkhanyakude, Uthukela,
Uthungulu and Zululand. The event was held at Truro Hall, Northdale on the 17
The department embarked on a programme that involves enrolment of unemployed, enthusiastic youngsters in the province; especially from rural communities, to gain access into the emergency care profession through an internship programme which is aimed at up-skilling these cadre up to a higher level of training. This is coupled with an intensified effort to increase the emergency fleet as well as to use vehicles suitable for rural terrains.
The EMRS College of Emergency Care is an accredited CPD provider for activities from Basic to Advanced Life Support and via the District training system, refresher and update activities are conducted to ensure that all emergency care providers are up to date with the current clinical practices.
The emergency care profession is one of the most crucial part of the health care
system hence it is critical that personnel in this field are adequately trained.
The department of health prides itself on the skills impact made by the College
of Emergency Care which is second to the Durban University of Technology in
terms of producing higher skilled level emergency care providers in the
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